Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch > iOS > iOS 7

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:06 AM   #1
macrumors regular
Join Date: Jun 2010
Siri Learning to pronounce

Saw this on 9to5Mac this morning and it seems pretty cool. I actually haven't been able to try it all the way yet because of the new Siri crashing since Sunday but if it works it could really help with the immersion of Siri. I wonder what else we will see with Siri upgrades before the GM as they really glossed over it during the WWDC Preview.

matty.p is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2013, 12:32 PM   #2
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Jun 2009
Awesome, was always a pet peeve with Siri and myself.
|| 27" iMac i7-3.4, 32 GB, 3TB Fusion, Nvidia 680MX 2GB w/ 27" TB Display (Dual Mon) ||
Macbook Air 11" i7, 8GB, 256GB || 15" MacBook Pro Retina 2.7, 16GB, 512GB||
Jazwire is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:53 AM   #3
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: May 2012
I completely missed this new feature. It's a great addition, but is a work in progress at the moment.

Unfortunately it's on a contact by contact basis, in that it doesn't recognise a family surname when told once.

You have to go through each contact separately and amend the pronounciation, which makes it slightly less useful at the moment.

I very much like the way it's going though.


The easiest way I've found to go through the process is to say to Siri;

"Show me the contact information for Mynames Hardtosay"

When the incorrect pronounciation is returned, say

"That's not how you pronounce, Hardtosay"

Siri will then ask you to repeat both the first name and surname in turn. After you say each name Siri will present you with 3 options to select from.

If you're unhappy with all of these, you have the opportunity to try again.


As I say it's a great start, but it would be even more useful if surname pronounication could be amended once and apply to all contacts with that name on your iDevice.

Here a video of it in action. For the purposes of the vid, the uploader does let Siri get away with not producing a spot on likeness, but you'll see the slickness of the interface anyway.

Siri Pronounciation Training Vid

Last edited by KeanosMagicHat; Sep 19, 2013 at 06:01 AM.
KeanosMagicHat is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch > iOS > iOS 7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Siri asked me how to pronounce a friend's name? amirite iOS 7 7 Mar 3, 2014 12:30 PM
Shall I pronounce it dead? hikeNM iMac 18 Jan 7, 2014 12:04 AM
How do you pronounce the X in OS X? badman89 OS X 42 Dec 1, 2013 07:31 AM
iOS 7's Siri Can Learn How to Pronounce Names MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 61 Sep 25, 2013 10:05 PM
How to pronounce DAX and CAC40 kylera Community Discussion 8 Aug 27, 2012 11:16 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC